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Reader's view: Oppose the potential tragedy mining will bring

I am glad many agencies are allowed to hear all sides of the environmental impact of proposed mining. The forum of public hearings is great. The mining question could be put to a public vote. The result of potential damages from mining could extend to a global event; it wouldn’t necessarily be limited to this area.

Greed and a lack of conscious prevent the protection of our environment. As a Minnesota tribal member, I thank all those who are helping oppose this possible tragedy, and I urge others to assist in our noble cause.

Richard L. Van Meter (Maakwa Gabo or “Standing Bear”)